Why Choose Enable (UK)?
Enable (UK)'s founder is Shelley Boden, who has been involved in the creation and development of new media projects since 1992, working with Europe's leading brands and corporations.
Enable (UK) offers a unique web accessibility service with particular focus on the DDA and WAI. Specifically:
- We have over 20 years' experience in new media design, development and project management across all media (CDROM, web, DTV and wireless)
- We have a broad and diverse client portfolio ranging from Channel 4 to Hewlett-Packard, and an understanding of client requirements when creating and managing accessible sites
- We have an in-depth knowledge of the WAI and other published accessibility guidelines
- We understand the implications of the DDA for UK service providers specifically in relation to creating web sites
- We recognise the importance of high quality of service and account management: which is a vital part of Enable (UK)'s service
- We appreciate the importance of project management processes: which are vital to our delivery
- We offer an objective and independent point-of-view
Why Bother At All?
As well as the legislative and commercial reasons, with the introduction of e-Government and e-Learning initiatives it is becoming increasingly important that there is equal access to information. At the moment the web is sometimes a mixed blessing for people with disabilities because:
- It is the fastest-adopted technology in history
- It is displacing traditional sources of information & interaction (e.g. schools, libraries, print materials, the workplace)
- It is becoming a key but sometimes inaccessible resource for:
- News, information, e-commerce and entertainment
- Classroom education and distance learning
- Job searching
- Civic participation: laws, voting, government information and services
Enable (UK) believes accessibility is becoming increasingly important in our society and that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that a large proportion of the community are not isolated and needlessly left behind by inaccessible web sites.